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Project Ocer, Education – Kelafo, Somali Region of Ethiopia

Job Description:

Project Officer, Education

SOS Children’s Villages Ethiopia

Category: Education, Social Sciences and Community

Location: Kelafo, Somali

Career Level: Mid Level ( 2+ – 5 years experience)

Employment Type: Full time

Job Description


Project Officer, Education – Kelafo, Somali Region of Ethiopia

Who we are:

SOS Children’s Villages Ethiopia is an International Non-governmental organization and

a member of SOS Children’s Villages International Federation. The organization started

its humanitarian work with the opening of its first Village in Mekelle, Northern part of

Ethiopia in 1974. The organization has been providing life-saving provisions such as

food, water and health services for a very significant number of children devastated by

severe drought and the subsequent famine.

Today, we have grown significantly to meet the persistent challenges that confront

Ethiopian children who have lost parental care and are at risk of losing their parental

care. Working in close collaboration with international donors, local government and

community based organizations across seven program locations; SOS Children’s Villages

Ethiopia aspires that every child grows up with love, respect and security.

Why we need you?

We are looking for a Project Officer; Education who will act as the focal person for the

education sector in the area of operation and provide leadership regarding education

strategic direction of the project,

What we provide…

An amazing work environment that promotes personal growth through providing

professional space to grow and advance your career

Your role….

As Project Officer, Education you will be in charge of the following:

Leading the initial assessment of families of potential child participants,

Facilitating the preparation of a family’s first family development plan (FDP),

Preparing detailed implementation plan and budget for the intervention area,

Implementing all project activities according to the objectives and indicators set out in the

project document and period,

Preparing project progress report with the required quality and time.

Assessing and identifying the needs and gaps of the respective target schools,

Facilitating and/or provide training to volunteers, teachers and school community on

project related activities,

Providing technical support to project implementing partners and schools,

Working closely with WEO and other government offices and project implementing


Ensuring the delivery of purchased materials to target beneficiaries and its proper usage,

Following up of clubs activities accomplishment according to the project objective,

Participating and facilitating in data collection related to different assessment, baseline

and end line survey for the project,

Periodically monitor the status and progress of achievement of the projects activities in

target schools,

Cascading different trainings at schools and community level,

Producing case stories and share to the line supervisor every quarter,

Build complementarity of SOS CVE partner actions, build consensus of locally

appropriate, interventions between agencies: avoiding duplication and gaps,

Job Requirements

Up for the challenge…

Then check out our criteria’s:

The must haves:

B.A./B.Sc./B.Ed. degree in Educational planning and Management, project management,

Pedagogical science, or related fields

Minimum of three years’ experience in planning, implementing and supervision of

educational projects Fluency in spoken and written English and local language (Somali).

Good knowledge and understanding of children’s rights and rights-based approaches in

the development of programmes.

Awareness and understanding of social development issues including gender, education,

health, HIV/AIDS, etc.

High level of communication and interpersonal skills.

Ability to work under high pressure.

Experience in conducting Training need Assessment, Planning and Facilitation

Demonstrated understanding of the Ethiopian education policy

Positive and professional approach: highly organised, results oriented, using initiative

and keeping commitments.

Computer literacy (MS Office and MS project)

Experience in community mobilization.

Knowledge of national policy developments in the area of child welfare and youth


Problem solving and analytical skills.

Knowledge on stakeholder management.

Excellent communication skill

Excellent organizational and planning skills

Excellent Technical and report writing skills

Experience in Monitoring, evaluation and reporting

The Pluses:

Prior NGO experience is advantageous

How to Apply

Excited to take on a new Challenge…….

Then send us your application through http://www.sosethiopia.org.et/index.php?

r=applicantprofile%2Fcreate (http://www.sosethiopia.org.et/index.php?


Female applicants are highly encouraged to apply

“Our selection process is a reflection of our engagement and dedication to acquire talents

that promote a safe and enabling environment for children and young people.”

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